By Chioma Obinna
Lack of confidence has been identified as the biggest fact that could hamper the womenfolk from excelling in life. To this end, a group has commenced a programme that would teach and groom girls on how to navigate through life and handle the many issues they would confront in the fast-evolving world.
The founder and convener of Raising Confidence Girls (RCG), Mrs Rita Okoye, said the programme was to provide a platform to support and give solutions to the challenges that young girls face.
“We want to have an engaging forum for both mothers and girls,” she said.
“Our aim is to build a nation where every girl no matter the status is confident. When you’re confident, you know your worth as a human being and can achieve.
“I am passionate about this because it is an issue I dealt with as a child. And I’ve come to notice that in Nigeria, one needs the confidence to survive and excel in whatever you do. Confidence is the key if you want to stand out and get ahead. “Also grooming confident girls would curb sexual abuses because they would be bold and brave enough to speak out or report to their parents when they molested or abused physically and psychologically.”O
koye disclosed that this median programme, which is tagged ‘we grow together’, is slated to take place on Saturday 7 April 2018, from 9 am to 2 pm at the Teeky Arena, 19 Kusenla Ikate Lekki axis of Lagos metropolis, and that the event is for mothers and their girls between seven to 14 years old.
Disclosing some of the programme packaged for the event, Mrs Okoye said that RCG aims to hold a one of its kind annual conference where mothers and daughters can sit together and have specific confidential conversations. She hinted that seasoned speakers and psychologists would also be there to discuss various incisive and educative topics that would engage and provide useful tips for all participants.
“RCG just want to add value to the society because we believe in the bidder picture where we’ll groom confident girls that would grow up to be great women and good leaders. We want to catch them young because between at the of seven and 14, the girl-child’s becomes more aware and absorbs whatever that’s around them. Hence we want to gather and groom them to be confident so that they would be poised to add values to the society.
“Our line up of speakers include Yinka Enahoro, a parent and teen coach from Jewelled Butterflies, Audrey Abayomi, a clinical psychologist and Taiye Aluko a counsellor from Rare Gems Coaching and Counselling.
“The registration fee is just N3, 000 for individual and N5, 000 for two tickets. Again, our favourite DJ will be mixing the best tunes for mother and daughters to dance off, plus fashion shows, giveaways and lots more. So we call on all mothers to bring their daughters, nieces, goddaughters, granddaughters and students to this fun and enlightening event.